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Call for Evidence to Inform an Independent Review of the Cost of Providing Quality Childcare

November 7, 2017

DCYA today announced the first part of the Independent Review of the cost of providing quality childcare: a call for evidence, which will inform subsequent stages of the Independent Review. Following this initial piece of evidence gathering, Crowe Horwath will engage with childcare providers in the form of a survey, interviews, focus groups, and consultation with sector representative bodies and other stakeholders.

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Support Point Update 7th Nov 2017

November 7, 2017

This week we have the final installment of our HR Webinar Series, a piece on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and info on how to apply for the Programme Support Payment.

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Support Point Update 24th Oct 2017

October 24, 2017

In this week's Support Point we have a piece on the implications of closures due to Storm Ophelia; a piece on Changes to ECCE Enrolment and an update on the Learner Fund Bursary.

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Support Point Update 17th Oct 2017

October 17, 2017

This week we have our second installment of the HR Webinar Series, information on risk assessments, and we look at the changes made to the ECCE Scheme in Budget 2018.

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Budget 2018 Analysis

October 11, 2017

Our analysis of Budget 2018.

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ECI Budget 2018 Submission ‘Invest for the Best’

October 3, 2017

We are delighted to announce the formal launch of ECI’s Budget 2018 Submission Invest for the Best: Building a world-class early childhood care and education system for Ireland. 

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Support Point Update August 1st

August 1, 2017

This week we look at recruitment & selection, if an adult is required in a sleep room & what happens if a child registered for ECCE fails to attend?

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Support Point Update 25th July 2017

July 25, 2017

This week Support Point covers minimum enrolment numbers for ECCE, food safety training requirements, rules for DCYA childcare funding programmes and employees' annual leave and sick leave entitlements.

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Support Point Update 4th July 2017

July 4, 2017

This week our Support Point covers CCTV and Data Protection; the delay in the Capital Funding and Vaccinations.

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Support Point Update 23rd May 2017

May 23, 2017

This week in Support Point we talk about the update to the DCYA grant agreements, responding to non-compliance in inspections and rights of an employee to access data.

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